I hope that you’re all writing about the troubling events in your life somewhere. In a small study, reported by the BBC, even a physical wound heals faster when the wounded write about troubling emotional experiences as compared to those who did not write. Those who did not write also had higher levels of stress.
At various times in the past, I’ve tried to journal (v.i.) or keep a diary, but this has always ended within just a few days—at the most. I’ve even started a journal-y blog elsewhere… but that has sat dormant for the last four or five weeks of its six or so weeks of existence. I’m not sure if I’ll ever use it as much of a therapeutic practice (at some point in such an exercise, I usually decide that I either need to do something fun or pass the mic for a while).